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05/06/19

Domaine Nicolas-Jay is putting down roots. After five harvests in the Willamette Valley, Jean-Nicolas Méo and partner Jay Boberg have purchased their own pied à terre in a cozy corner of the northern Dundee Hills. The project in Oregon provides Jean-Nicolas Méo, scion of Burgundy's Domaine Méo-Camuzet, an opportunity to design his own winery. While Méo inherited his own family domaine in the village of Vosne-Romanee, part of Burgundy's prestigious Côte de Nuits, he has had to spearhead two expansions over the years in an effort to address spacial constraints. It's also the first time in 25 years he'll plant a vineyard from scratch, this time in the new world

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David L. King, the patriarch of King Family Vineyards, an advocate and champion of Virginia's wine industry, died May 2 after a long battle with cancer, according to family members. King, 64, planted the original vineyard at the Crozet winery after he and his wife, Ellen, bought their Roseland Farm property outside of Yancey Mills in 1996. He became a strong advocate for the state's burgeoning wine industry and helped to lead the effort to pass the Virginia Farm Winery Act

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"My next chapter, after selling J Vineyards & Winery in 2015, was always going to be about continuing the legacy of values established and shared with my children," says Judy Jordan. "Geodesy Wine was founded with the sole purpose of advancing young women from our agricultural community. We connect young women with teachers, mentors, and internship sponsors who will guide, support, and empower them through our Wild Goat Edge Program."

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She has established a nonprofit, Wild Goat Edge, to handle the mentorship effort with its own dedicated program director. The program is starting this summer with a small pilot group of young women who will attend Santa Rosa Junior College, giving them wraparound services to ensure they can complete their associate's degree; and providing them internships and other mentorship opportunities to learn more about various agriculture fields and future job possibilities. Wild Goat's assets were $2.4 million at the end of 2017, according to Internal Revenue Service records.

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Join Rob McMillan, EVP and Founder, Premium Wine Division, Silicon Valley Bank along with a panel of experts will be sharing the highlights from our 2019 consumer wine sales survey which was completed in March with more than 1,000 participating wineries. The panel includes: Tammy Boatright, president at VingDirect, Lisa H. Kislak, chief marketing officer at Crimson Wine Group and Cyril Penn, editor in chief of Wine Business Monthly

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The proceeds support Sonoma County Vintners, a trade group that represents 200 area wineries and wine-affiliated businesses. The nonprofit group also will send 50 percent of the money to associations that represent the 18 different wine regions in Sonoma County. The overall total from the 85 lots sold Friday was not immediately available, but last year's bidding resulted in a record $840,700. Silver Oak Cellars received the top overall bid, selling its 20-case lot of cabernet sauvignon for $40,000, or $167 per bottle, to a Texas grocery chain. William Selyem sold its 20-case pinot noir lot for $33,500, or $140 a bottle ...

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Napa Valley's attraction to visitors continues to climb, reaching 3.85 million last year, as detailed in a report released Friday by the county's official tourism booster. The number of visitors increased 4.4% each year since 2016, the last time Visit Napa Valley reported statistics. Spending by tourists reached $2.23 billion, a 15.9% increase over 2016, the report concluded. Visitors spent just under two days per visit on average, dropping about $247 day, or $405 per person per day, for lodging guests.

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"At first, I wasn't really blown away by the 2016 vintage in Napa Valley, even though everyone else has been. Maybe I got put off by all the hype from winemakers. Perhaps it was because I was already impressed by the excellent quality of the 2015 vintage despite the hot growing season and short crop. Plus, if it were true, 2016 would be the fifth consecutive outstanding vintage for Napa and Northern California at large"

05/06/19

call them cannatourists. With marijuana fully legal in the state, the growers' heartland is becoming a cultural destination, with Wine Country as a nearby model

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Ray Signorello, founder of Signorello Estate, today announced the new winemaking team of Priyanka French, winemaker, Celia Welch, consulting director of winemaking and Steve Matthiasson, viticulturalist. Longtime winemaker, Pierre Birebent, who has worked alongside Ray at Signorello Estate for 21 years, has announced his retirement. Birebent, a 6th generation winemaker from Corsica, France, plans to start a consulting business drawing on his 40-year career

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Mr. Perrin brings over 20 years of experience to his new role, including previous leadership positions with large public and private consumer packaged goods companies as well as previous wine and spirits industry experience.

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HBO wants him to stop but has allowed Thibault Bardet to continue selling the remaining 15,000 bottles of Game of Thrones wine he has already made. "I am very, very happy and thankful to them to let me sell my work," he said.

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Colliers International is predicting a shortfall in Australian wine production as the drought bites and overseas palates grow ever more discerning and demanding.

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Scientists find that whiskey's smokiness, the smell of beets and lily of the valley perfume can be utterly different depending on your genetic wiring

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The viticulture extension specialist at LERGP plays a key role providing growers in the Lake Erie Grape Belt with the latest research-based information to assist them in producing grapes in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner. The Lake Erie Grape Belt extends all the way from Erie county Pennsylvania through Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie and Niagara counties of New York

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Called Ojo's, the new product is a Chilean wine-based spritzer range featuring a twist of natural flavour that complements the base grape variety's characteristics. It aims to appeal to both spirits and wine drinkers.

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Winesellers, Ltd., the family-owned, global importer and marketer of fine wines has named three of its current directors to the title of Vice Presiden

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Now available through Tri-Vin Imports, this soft, lush red wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet, and a lesser known Italian grape varietal, Corvina, from Verona, Italy. Soft and velvety on the palate, notes of cherry jam, red currants, raspberries, and dark plums are present on the nose and palate. Light oak is also present from spending four months in barrels.

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Amber Beverage Group (ABG) team is heading to the world's leading wines & spirits trade fair ProWine Asia 2019.

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Eric Leckey has been named Buyer/Director of Alcohol for Jetro/Restaurant Depot

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"Passport to France: Destination Provence," is a gracious summer culinary event, to be held at the newly-opened and historic, Maison du Lac, in Pacific, Missouri, on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at 5 pm.

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- The Las Vegas Global Wine Awards has announced their lineup of winners from the April 9-11 competition held at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino.

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"With the purchase of a wine tasting on May 12, 2019 mothers will receive a complimentary splash of our Redwood Valley 'Sweet Ida May' Late Harvest Port-Style Zinfandel paired with a Zinfandel infused chocolate brownie"

05/06/19

The makers of the famous Penfolds wine brand have secured a victory against a group of counterfeiters who were passing off inferior wines as top shelf drops, including its Bin series, in China using fake labels.

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The aim is to educate the trade and public about everything D.O.C.G. Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore has to offer - regionality, authenticity, and high standards in winegrowing and winemaking

05/06/19

Prestige Wine Imports Corp., a subsidiary of Trentino-based Gruppo Mezzacorona, has been named the exclusive U.S. importer of Italy's Val d'Oca Prosecco. Val d'Oca, under Cantina Produttori di Valdobbiadene, is one of the largest & oldest producers of Prosecco in Italy

05/06/19

Terroir-minded wine lovers look for the name of the place where it was produced. But what does that really tell you about a bottle?

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The public comment period began on May 3, 2019 and will close at 5 p.m. on June 17, 2019. Following the review of public comments, DWR will release the final guidelines and solicit proposals

05/06/19

Sanders' plan expands on themes that have been central to his presidential campaign in Iowa since the start, including his emphasis on rural America and pledge to take on and break up big corporations.

05/06/19

Conor McGregor - the world's fourth-highest paid athlete - is launching his latest fight in the crosshairs of hedge fund activist Paul Singer's Elliott Management. And the purse is so large it could transform this swaggering UFC legend into a billionaire, according to ringside analysts.

05/06/19

Workers with a steady paycheck already know that wages have been stubbornly slow to rise. Meanwhile, those who get health insurance through a job have seen their deductibles shoot up. In fact, says Noam Levey, a health care reporter for the Los Angeles Times, deductibles have, on average, quadrupled ...

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The vintner, who produces roughly 1,300 cases a year, said he's happy his winery can contribute to important projects ...

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'I'm not leaving because I'm discontent with the restaurant. I'm just leaving because I'm done with it. Because I want to do other things.'

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South Africa ranks tenth in wine production globally-anchored by sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc, and chardonnay.

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With world-class cuisine, hundreds of wine farms steeped in centuries of history, and some of the best hotels in all of Africa, this singular region also offers incredible value for the dollar.

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"The integrity of classically great wine is at risk for those who enjoy it, especially collectors. Don't assume the score tacked onto a shelf is Holy Writ-drink and acquire what you like. Above all, remember that wine is about the land, the people who make it, and the friends with whom you enjoy it. A single score never defines the full story"

05/06/19

It should be the more eco-friendly option, but is organic viticulture bad for the environment?

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It doesn't get the attention of other Rhône appellations, but climate change is making it very cool.

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If locals drill deeper into their water source, Rochefort's world-class ales may never taste the same.

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And we're totally into it. Welcome to the weird and wonderful culture shift that's changing the way we drink.

05/06/19

In recent years there have been several studies claiming that even modest amounts of alcohol are deleterious to health. These studies have been criticized as being misleading and overreaching in their conclusions. Recently I sat down with Christopher Snowdon, a frequent critic of such studies, to get his perspective on alcohol consumption and health.

05/06/19

t's said that everything goes better with wine - even legislating in the halls of Congres

05/06/19

there may be more similarities than differences among millennials, baby boomers, and Generation X. All three groups have increased their shopping by "show-rooming"

05/06/19

A new study developed by Spain's University of Navarra and University of Jaen claims a diet filled with coffee, red wine, fruits, and vegetables can help prevent breast cancer in women, Yahoo! reports.

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Faster shipping means more Amazon Prime members spending more money more often.

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The new drink that gives you a buzz--without alcohol or cannabis.

05/06/19

So long, Styrofoam! Igloo's "Recool" is made from 100-percent biodegradable materials.

05/06/19

lass is no ordinary solid. But nor is it a liquid. It lies somewhere in between, a strange hybrid known as an amorphous solid - something that's firm to the touch, yet down at the atomic level, it actually behaves rather more like liquid. But a breakthrough by scientists could now get us closer than ever before to understanding what's going on under the surface in glass, thanks to a new algorithm that can help predict glass's temperature-dependent properties

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Scientists reveal one million species at risk of extinction in damning UN report

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A new landmark United Nations report on biodiversity set for release on Monday will say that a perilous and miserable future awaits the natural world and human civilization unless we rapidly bring an end to humanity's destructive "business as usual" approach to the economy, food production, and energy usage